Nuno Veloso [nunoveloso]
What is your profession? What is your title printed on your business card?
Photographer & Creative Director
What did you study and why did you choose to study that field?
I Did 4 years of university of photography in the ESAP in Portugal.
I always liked to speak trough images.
What is expected of you in your job, and how do you accomplish it?
Very high level of professionalism.
Bring life to the clients ideas thought visual communication support.
Do you have an online gallery where one can view your photos?
For how long have you done photography? How did you begin?
I was 14 and I had many friends that did photography as a hobby, at the time however I was more interested in painting. At 15 I made my first painting exhibition, and I used the profit from my sales to buy my first camera, a “yashica 107”. Since then I haven’t stop shooting. At the time I never imagined that one day I would become a professional photographer. I just enjoyed it as my favorite hobby. That hobby grew stronger, and when I finished high school I decided to study photography in University. There I realize that photography would be a part of me for the rest of my life.
I'm 30 years old now!!!!!
What has been your education as a photographer?
I did 4 years for university of Photography min Portugal.
I'm a MA in Photography
Please list any exhibitions in which you have participated.
1998 - Photographic exhibition “Corpo Nu”, in Meia Cave, Porto - Portugal.
1993 – Painting exhibition “Colectiva de pintura” , in Macau - China.
1996 – Macau Biennale of Painting.
1996 – Photographic exhibition “ Viagem por terras de Macau” in the Portuguese institution for youth.
What is your favourite type of photography?
What do you try to express through your photography?
How do you choose your subjects?
Creativity is the major and the hardest tool in my profession. Creativity is something “invisible” but it can be improved with time and work. On the other hand, technique depends on the amount of time spent studying and practices. Creativity requires a different approach, a work towards developing new ideas. And I found Life to be the source of all these ideas, all artists’ nymph.
Nowadays we have a flood of information made available by TV, magazines, books, film, theatre, and internet. They all give us the opportunity to experience many feelings, making us more aware of the life around us. Personally I can’t say that I have a “one” way of finding my inspiration, because Life is multiple and I am still learning how to read its different signs.
I partly identify with Dadaism. It defends that the path for creation is a spontaneous event, depending on your personal state of mind in a particular moment and the environment around you. An idea for a project can happen at any time, whether I’m with friends, or working, or sitting in the tube on yet another busy day at London. And so it can happen days before the shooting day, or sometimes it can even take place in that same day. But that is just the gateway, the toughest work comes after: to make that idea possible.
My most important guideline is Light, and it is the strongest element in my creation process. To me is the ability to work Light that makes a good photographer.
What type of preparation do you do before undertaking the photo session?
First I need to get focus myself, and then the camera. Hahahahaha
Do you normally photograph with a purpose already in mind, or do you let yourself go with the flow?
A mix of both, all the photos are in my mind before the shoot, but will have some changes during session.
Which past masters of photography do you most admire?
Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon
Are technology and digital retouching reducing the gap between professionals and amateurs?
No because is more difficult to make a good photograph in a digital format then a film format.
So more and more you will see the difference.
When should one use film, and when should one use digital?
Always film if the client has the money to pay the expenses.
London / Hong Kong & Macau